Dactylorhiza foliosa Orchids in your Garden

Dactylorhiza foliosa is a hardy Orchid that will grow and flower in a protected spot in your garden. Originally from Madiera the established plants will produce stunning displays of flower in your garden.

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Growing Dactylorhiza foliosa

  • This Orchid in a tuberous perennial that will lose its leaves in winter.
  • The tuberous root is hardy but good drainage and some protection with an autumn mulch is recommended.
  • Dactylorhiza in the wild like damp slopes in woodland glades so it is best to try replicate these conditions.
  • Dactylorhiza hybridise easily but young plants take a long time to develop into flowering specimens.

Description of Dactylorhiza foliosa

    • This Orchid will flower during early summer and generally has purple or pink spikes.
    • The leaves are strap like and can be spotted.
    • Plants can grow 2 feet tall
    • Dactylorhiza foliosa is just one of a large number of species and varieties within the genus Dactylorhiza.


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